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February 15, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:21 – Why does the Catholic Church still insist on using a priest for confession? Why do Catholics use priests when Jesus is our high priest?  15:17 – How do I become a Messianic Jew?  17:40 – Where do the ashes during Lent come from? Is there Scriptural evidence for this?  22:35 – What is the biblical support for people being able to receive Communion but not remarry once they have divorced? Where does this teaching come from?  33:25 – My non-Catholic friend said it’s okay to have multiple wives, using Scripture as evidence. How can I refute this?  39:43 – Jesus talks about “whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven.” What did that mean in the original Greek?  46:10 – Is it appropriate to change the images of Jesus and Mary to other races than their actual race?  50:09 – What is the best translation of the Bible?  …
February 14, 2020
Fr. Sebastian Walshe discusses his co-authored book, 20 Answers: Prayer. Questions Covered: 08:42 – Why do we pray the “Lord’s Prayer” the way we do during the Mass? Why is it different than the way Protestants pray?  14:53 – If we believe that every prayer asked in faith will be answered, does that mean that the faithful prayer in Scripture will be answered?  18:42 – Why do Catholics pray in Mary’s name or to Mary?  28:00 – I have a hard time with prayer and I’ve never really read Scripture. Where is a good place to start?   33:08 – My prayers are for others, but I read that prayers for others will not be answered because I can’t merit them. Is this true?  37:10 – When was “Jesus” added to the Hail Mary prayer?  41:48 – Is a prayer journal helpful?  43:11 – What is a private devotion and why can’t it be prayed publicly?  46:07 – When was “you” changed to “thee” in the Hail Mary and why?  51:00 – What is the clearest example of someone’s prayer being answered by supernatural means?  …
February 14, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 07:45 – I attended a healing Mass and was anointed with oil. Does that mean that my sins were forgiven? I wasn’t in a state of grace, but I felt forgiven, so I received the Eucharist.  15:00 – Is Pope Benedict stepping down from the papacy the same as it would be for Jesus to get off the Cross before dying?  19:07 – Are my prayers effective if I pray for a non-believing person?   29:32 – What does the Church teach about women deacons?  42:38 – I am not Catholic but want to convert to become Catholic. I want to know now if my marriage will be valid. Can you help me?  46:15 – My orthodox friend was trying to convince me that priests should be married using 1 Timothy 3:2. How can I respond?  …
February 13, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:07 – Guadalupe radio network…Someone told me it was unlikely that Jesus was not married. How can I defend his singleness and celibacy?  12:24 – Jimmy mentioned that he felt that Pope Benedict might someday be canonized a saint. Can Jimmy explain his reasoning?  17:04 – Are married couples obliged to abstain from sex while the wife is taking contraception?  24:16 – Are we still living under the old covenant or a new covenant?  31:30 – What is your opinion of Fr. Malachi Martin and his writings?  36:00 – What alterations to the body are sinful?  47:15 – I am a Protestant. Is the practice of indulgences supported by Exodus?  …
February 13, 2020
Where in Scripture is the True Presence revealed? How do Catholics know that Jesus meant for his Church to consume Body and Blood? Find out here with Catholic Answers’ apologist, Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 07:56 – In John 6:55, is Jesus telling the Jews that to “drink his blood” would break the Mosaic law of not consuming blood, so giving them a command they could not follow? My Protestant friend says this was his way of telling the Jews to go away.  16:13 – What is the Catholic understanding of the Real Presence? What happens to the wine and bread?  24:19 – Why does the bread have to be specially made for the Mass to be valid? Does it have to be bread?  32:45 – Do you have to believe that the Body and Blood is real? Will you not have life within you if you don’t?  43:30 – When the Eucharist is digested into our bodies, do we become the accidentals?  47:44 – I am a new Catholic. Before Christianity was legalized, did they do it as they were eating a meal? If so, why has the liturgy changed so much since 100 or 200 AD?  Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answers 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …
February 12, 2020
How can a person know what God is calling him to do? Fr. Mike shares with listeners how to hear God and fulfill his will for their lives. Questions Covered: 07:19 – How do I discern my vocation when I feel like I’ve tried something, and it hasn’t worked?  19:44 – I am discerning religious life, but I have never had a date. I am confused. What should I do?  29:00 – How can I discern when to evangelize to friends and family in my life?  41:36 – How can I practically discern God’s will for my personal vocation?  49:33 – It seems like I fall when I lack trust and God and cling to the security of the world and become anxious. Where am I being called through this?  …
February 12, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:47 – Why would God create the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden if Adam and Eve were not meant to eat from it?  07:59 – Is it true to say that God the Father was born of Mary?   13:21 – Why is the Assumption of Mary a dogma?  21:36 – Is suffering required in order to attain heaven? If so, how could God be loving to require such a thing?  33:49 – Did the Father beget the Son through knowledge?  39:55 – What evidence is there for the Immaculate Conception?  48:40 – How do I navigate a family relationship with someone who is flirting with the occult?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …
February 11, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:32 – Why isn’t purgatory defined dogmatically?  07:21 – Is there a ban on yoga by the Church? Is the Magisterium the law of the Church or the Bible?  15:13 – Is embryo research ethical?  21:35 – Is the ordinary form of the Mass valid? Some traditional Catholics have told me it is not.  35:55 – My Methodist friends asked me if I could be a godparent for their baby. Can I accept?  46:50 – Why did Jesus tell Mary that it was “not his time” at the wedding at Cana?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …
February 11, 2020
Questions Covered: 02:34 – Should we literally interpret Genesis? Must all Catholics believe in the literal interpretation of Genesis?  08:50 – In Psalm 95, it discusses the “great King over all the gods.” Why does it say this? There is only one God.  18:00 – When Pontius Pilate washed his hands of Jesus’ fate, was he cleared of guilt or responsibility?  19:19 – Prior to the modern-day scholars and apart from Origen, where do we ever see the connection made between Isaiah 22 and Matthew 16?  22:00 – The Bible says that the Jews are the chosen people and Muslims, Jews, and Christians all worship the same God. Scripture also requires us to eat Jesus’ Body and Blood. How do we square these things?  29:00 – What was there no affirmation of the books of the Bible during the earlier councils of the Church?  33:11 – What is the purpose of the Old Testament law?  36:35 – Thank you for your new book. Can you help me to understand the Catholic perspective of James 2:24?  44:55 – Does Scripture teach us what heaven and eternity will be like?  49:37 – What does Luke 23:28-32 mean?  52:47 – What is your opinion on the Living Bible translation, Catholic edition?  …
February 10, 2020
Questions Covered: 05:39 – Have we found any of the apocalypse of Noah?  12:43 – Is it true that the Gnostic gospels teach that the world was created out of evil?  28:46 – Is the New Testament teaching us to look forward to the Second Coming?  33:30 – In the Bible does it say if Satan will be destroyed at the end of the world?  35:00 – After Jesus’ coming, was Cain saved or was he one of the few who was not?  40:00 – In Luke 1:47, Mary says, “My Lord and my Savior.” Why does she need a Savior if she is free from sin?   44:10 – How should we interpret Matthew 5:29?  50:18 – The reading from 1 Kings today at Mass was confusing because it says the Ark only had the 10 Commandments inside. What happened to Aaron’s staff and the stored manna?   …
February 8, 2020
Questions Covered: 03:15 – Is it possible that children are so incredibly happy because of reincarnation? Their spirit remembers the recent experience of being old, and now they’re internally happy to be young again?  13:50 – Let us stipulate: One of Paul’s lost letters to the Corinthians is discovered, An additional copy is found with complete textual agreement, A third fragment is located and dated to the mid second century, Scholarly consensus develops that this letter is a work of the Apostle Paul; in essence there is no doubt that the letter is a work of “The Paul”, The letter contains no dogmatic contradictions, The letter offers some additional support for what the Catholic Church terms “Purgatory” and that this support can easily be harmonized with the Eastern concept of “Fore-taste”, Bottom line, it is from Paul and it offers additional on point information, Given these stipulations, would you kindly opine on the following: Would the Church likely call a Council to consider adding the letter to the Bible? If so, do you think it would be added to the cannon? To your mind, what would the various Orthodox communities do with the book? Similarly, what are your thoughts as to what this development might mean to the Protestant world?  20:28 – Would a self-aware AI (like Terminator’s SkyNet) have rational soul? If so, would God create the soul the moment it became self-aware? And would that mean once an AI is “on,” turning it off would equate killing it?  25:03 – I seem to recall that Colossal Boy was Jewish. Were any members of the Legion of Super Heroes Catholic?   31:55 – Is Baby Yoda required to fast, or to abstain from meat on Fridays/Good Friday (according to the discipline of his diocese/rite), if he’s 50 years old?  36:12 – If someone were to travel close to the speed of light from Saturday evening to Monday morning, as experienced on earth, such that Monday felt like Sunday, would they be obliged to fulfill their Sunday obligation in what was Monday for us but still felt like Sunday to them?  42:20 – Is the Prime Directive ethically defensible?  49:50 – When you fast regularly for health reasons, how do you deal with the religious obligation of fasting? If you were going to fast anyway and you were fasting from your own desire, how do you sincerely redirect that intention to God?  51:34 – What would be the effects of organ transplants at the resurrection of the dead?  52:07 – What would be your opinion on how a faithful Catholic should deal with vampires? Is it morally acceptable to destroy them?  53:34 – How much incense is too much?  …
February 7, 2020
Questions Covered: 17:17 – We have 4 older children and are out of the house, but now we have a 4-year-old. When our kids are home, they have all their devices and it changes the dynamic in our house. What can we do?  33:03 – How do you honor your parents when they sin against you?  37:07 – My kid doesn’t watch TV. I wonder if I am dooming him to be emotionally immature. Is he going to go to college someday and be stunted or watch TV continuously?  44:14 – I think I raised successful kids, but not holy kids. They are 35 and 40 now. Is there any way for me to fix this now?  47:30 – What advice does Dr. Guarendi have for a recent college graduate to live a good life?  51:25 – How can I have a good relationship with my father-in-law who is very upset that my wife and I became Catholic? How can we cope with this?  …
February 7, 2020
Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:16 – Is it ethical to adopt snowflake babies?  19:27 – Was St. Joseph a virgin or a widower?  33:00 – I read your book on the Bible. What is the inerrancy of Scripture?  …
February 6, 2020
Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:16 – Who are the two beasts mentioned in Revelation?  18:18 – What is happening during a Catholic Mass? Why does God have to die on the altar every time?  30:48 – Can you explain the doctrine of papal infallibility?  43:30 – My Protestant friend told me that Hebrews 9:10 proves that there is no need for priests. How can I respond to this?  51:13 – Where does the prayer, “Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.” come from? My family says it, but I don’t hear people saying it anymore.   …
February 6, 2020
Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:34 – Why do we sometimes, as Catholics, use the Greek translation and other times use the Aramaic?  14:54 – How do Catholics understand Galatians 2?  33:00 – How do Catholics understand salvation?   43:03 – A woman recently thought she was praying for intercession from St. Anthony, using a statue to guide her thoughts and prayers. It was not a statue of St. Anthony, so are her prayers still efficacious?   47:44 – Is the penance given after absolution always sufficient in reparation for the sins confessed?  …
February 5, 2020
Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:25 – Does the Church teach that people have different abilities of enjoying the beatific vision?  17:40 – What is the difference between a blessing from a priest and a lay person?  35:52 – If I leave out a sin in confession, can my confession still be valid?  45:45 – When Jesus was in the garden praying to his Father, asking him to remove the cup, was he being weak and asking for the crucifixion to be removed from him?  …
February 5, 2020
Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 03:38 – Why might the motion for an annulment be overturned by the Church?  13:27 – What led the Church to define the Immaculate Conception?  23:31 – If you remember or realize that you committed sins that you didn’t say in Confession, do you have to stop receiving the Eucharist until you can go back to Confession?  33:21 – I am Protestant. How do you know which denomination is the true Church?  48:40 – How does the authority of the papacy work?   …
February 4, 2020
Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 04:55 – What does the Catholic Church in regard to ensoulment?   13:17 – How reliable are the quotes from the saints? How did you do your research for “Things the Saints Never Said”?  32:15 – Is Jesus’ death not enough to purchase our salvation? How do Catholics differ on this from evangelicals?   41:12 – Can I use the Old Testament saints as examples of people who were saved even though they never knew Jesus?  45:23 – Why don’t Catholics read the Torah and celebrate Jewish holidays?  49:03 – What is the difference between dogma and doctrine?  …
February 4, 2020
Non-Catholic callers are welcome to call and ask any question about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 04:08 – I was baptized as an infant and am currently in RCIA. What will happen if I die before I am confirmed?  14:28 – How do you explain the Inquisition, when Catholics were killing Protestants?  22:58 – How can God exist when there is evil and suffering in the world? God created people knowing that some will choose hell. How can this be?  37:04 – What does the Catholic Church believe that is different than Protestantism?   45:25 – My fiancé is Catholic, and I am Greek orthodox. Will we still be able to have a valid marriage?  47:54 – How can the Pope or the Church determine infallibly that a person is in heaven as a saint?  52:18 – How do plenary indulgences work?  …
February 3, 2020
Non-Catholic callers are welcome to call and ask any question about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 04:20 – If the papacy is not the antichrist, who or what is it?  07:33 – Did Mary have pain during childbirth? If she did, that means she was not free from original sin.  14:12 – I am attracted to the Catholic faith but I am concerned that it could be the harlot of revelation.  22:26 – Where in the Bible does it say that Catholics are supposed to go to confession to a person before receiving the Eucharist?   38:00 – I know that Catholics honor Mary, but it seems like they worship her. How do you respond to this?  46:23 – The Bible says nothing about denominations, it just says to be holy. Why do you claim that being Catholic is right? …
February 1, 2020
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January 31, 2020
Questions Covered: 19:01 – Why should I believe in Christianity when the Old Testament was written 4,000 years ago and many hundreds of years elapsed before that?  35:40 – Why don’t Jews accept Jesus as the messiah and how do I answer them?  45:30 – How do I answer someone who doesn’t believe in the truth of Jesus’ claims?  50:00 – How do we communicate using reason with someone who’s really emotional about relativism?  …
January 30, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:25 – What form did John the Baptist use to perform his baptisms?  06:48 – What is the difference between imputed righteousness and infused righteousness?  16:44 – What evidence does the Church have for the Ascension of Mary?  22:40 – Did Mary withhold the information from family and friends that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit?  29:06 – Some people claim that Daniel 9:24-27 refers to Jesus. Is this true?  35:17 – Why do people need to be baptized? Why do Catholics have infant baptism?  44:20 – Is it true that no one truly chooses hell?   48:50 – In John 6:63, Jesus says he’s the bread of life come down from heaven, but he is not flesh at this point. How can this be?  …
January 30, 2020
Stephanie Gray answers everything from when life begins to infanticide while she discusses the right to life with pro-choice callers. Questions Covered: 05:51 – I am pro-choice because I feel like it’s not my business if someone wants an abortion.  20:21 – I am pro-choice because I am not in favor of reversing abortion laws to make it illegal. I do agree with the Church’s teaching about when life begins, but I don’t want to criminalize abortion.  31:23 – I am pro-choice because of the philosophical idea that people should not be forced to care for others.   40:04 – I am pro-choice because I believe children should receive love and care and if a mother won’t provide them, an abortion is better.  Resources Mentioned: Love Unleashes Life …
January 29, 2020
Stephanie Gray answers everything from when life begins to infanticide while she discusses the right to life with pro-choice callers. Questions Covered: 06:52 – I am pro-choice because the world’s population has doubled in the last 70 years, even with abortion and contraception.  18:10 – I am pro-choice because I’m not religious.  29:20 – I am in the middle on the life issue. God gives us all a choice. I also feel unsure about things like the morning after pill.  35:20 – I am pro-choice because my mother already had two kids and then when I was born, my mom couldn’t feed us. She said I caused health problems for her. I feel like she should have had an abortion with me.   48:15 – I am pro-choice because the quality of life for living people is more important than the sanctity of life for the unborn.  Resources Mentioned: Love Unleashes Life …
January 29, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 00:34 – Is it okay to live in the neocatechumenal way?  05:49 – With the Lunar New Year currently being celebrated, what are your thoughts on offering incense to the dead in a Mass setting?  11:48 – Did God command the Israelites to commit genocide, especially regarding the Malachites?  19:49 – What was the role of Mary during the Passion and Crucifixion? Also, what was she doing between the Resurrection and Pentecost?  28:34 – What are your thoughts on “The Book of Truth” which are prophecies from Marie Divine Mercy? They are prophecies about the end of the world.  31:40 – I am a Protestant pastor and am going to wedding a couple. The bride is Catholic. How can I best honor her Catholic faith in this?  42:20 – When did the tradition of praying to the saints and using relics start?   49:00 – An atheist told me that the origins of Judaism is a pagan Canaanite god. Is that true? What are the origins of Judaism?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …
January 28, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:55 – What was the earliest record of the idea of the papacy?   15:06 – What does 1 Cor. 1:17 mean?  21:13 – Do you recommend the Alpha program?  29:58 – What will distinguish the final trials of the Church from the trials that the Church is currently experiencing?  37:14 – How can we be perfect like God in the way that Jesus asks us?   46:56 – Does Revelation 20:5 prove that there are two resurrections?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …
January 28, 2020
The Catholic Church teaches that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. Listen in to find out why. Questions Covered: 09:19 – When Jesus suffered and died on the Cross, he did not use his divinity to save himself. A normal man might have died before reaching the Cross, though. Did he use his divinity to endure his suffering and stay alive until his death on the Cross?  18:32 – Thank you Dr. D’Ambrosio for “Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life” study program. I am using it in my parish!  21:55 – I challenge Dr. D’Ambrosio on his saying that Jesus did not say that he was God.   30:25 – What happens if you receive the Eucharist without going to confession?  34:04 – Did Jesus have brothers and sisters?  44:45 – How do you explain the Trinity to little kids?  …
January 27, 2020
Can spread the good news of Christ in a time of difficulty and confusion in the Church? Fr. Anthony Dorsa says yes, and helps listeners to navigate evangelization. Questions Covered: 05:21 – Where in the Bible does it say that we should evangelize?  13:31 – How do we joyfully evangelize amid the sexual abuse crisis, scandal in the Vatican, and other concerning clerical behavior? There are many things that worry me.   23:10 – How can I respond to a Pentacostal who was Catholic that what she learned in our Church was false, not true and is still not true?  30:00 – My fiancé wasn’t baptized. We are getting married this year. She is interested in the Catholic Church. How can I explain RCIA and coming into the Church to her?  34:10 – What is the best way to evangelize an addict?  41:56 – If faith is a gift from God, does He give it to everyone, or only to some?  47:30 – How can I deal with being angry with God?  52:30 – What is the proper response to someone who reacts belligerently in response to their understanding of Scripture?   …
January 25, 2020
Today is for non-Catholics to ask any question about the Catholic faith! Questions Covered: 04:12 – I enjoy the Catholic faith until about the Middle Ages. How do you reconcile with those bad times?  13:08 – Aren’t all presbyters and bishops the same?   19:31 – I read Behold Your Mother and love it. My question is, is Eve symbolic or real? If she is symbolic, how can Mary, who is very real, be the New Eve?  28:30 – I have been receiving the Eucharist at Mass for 30 years but am a baptized Protestant. I never went through RCIA or officially became a part of the Catholic Church. Am I going to go to hell for this?  34:02 – How can Catholics believe in justification by faith and works? It seems like Catholics are less forgiving.  41:22 – If the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one person, how do you reconcile that with John 17:3?  47:56 – Can you clarify why Catholics confess their sins to a bishop when that is God’s job to forgive?  …
January 24, 2020
Today is for non-Catholics to ask any question about the Catholic faith! Questions Covered: 06:22 – I was baptized a Lutheran but want to become Catholic. Will I receive all the sacraments at Easter? Can I have the sacraments at another time of the year?  14:41 – Out of the 10 plagues, which was the most effective?  16:56 – Do Catholics believe that all animals go to heaven?  28:37 – Why is it that the Catholics place so much focus on the Virgin Mary?  36:45 – How can I better understand Romans 3 and 4? Some use these as an argument against justification. Also, If the Catholic Church is seeking unity, then why would it deny the Eucharist to non-Catholic Christians?  …
January 24, 2020
Questions Covered: 03:09 – How did the Church Fathers know when to take Scripture literally and when to take it figuratively?  07:12 – Does the name “deuterocanon” mean that those books are somehow less inspired than the rest of Scripture?  11:55 – If someone gets civilly divorced and has no children, can he get an annulment and become a priest?  17:00 – Does a divorced and remarried person (without annulment) automatically go to hell if they’re still remarried when they die?  22:05 – Why do people have such big problems with Vatican II?  34:33 – Since Hebrews says “The greater blesses the lesser,” how do we understand the Psalms when they say “Bless the Lord, O my soul”?  40:08 – How do we know that the Roman Catholic Church is correct instead of the Orthodox Church?  46:03 – How do I respond to someone who says that it doesn’t matter what religion we belong to as long as we all believe in the same God?  50:23 – How can I answer the charge that the Bible says there’s no Trinity?  Resources Mentioned: The Twentieth-Century Apologetical Rollercoaster by Jim Blackburn …
January 23, 2020
Questions Covered: 04:03 – How can I reply to the charge that the passage in John 10, “My sheep hear my voice…no one shall snatch them from my hand,” proves “Once saved, always saved?”  07:15 – When Jesus responds to the question “who is my neighbor” with the parable of the Good Samaritan, he seems to be saying that only one person is our neighbor; yet the Catechism says the whole world is our neighbor. How do I reconcile these?  15:21 – The Council of Trent seems to change a teaching from the Council of Constance. How and why could it do that?  20:17 – If a Pope were to commit formal heresy, would he cease to be Pope?  24:39 – What are your thoughts on the Divine Mercy Chaplet? Do any of the private revelations seem a bit far-fetched?  33:32 – Can I attend my Bible study if I’m not in a state of grace?  35:40 I saw a YouTube video that said “Pope Francis declares the devil to be God.”  44:55 – What is the Church’s stance on Islam?  48:23 – Numbers 5 seems to sanction an abortive procedure for Israel. So why can’t we have our own separate sanctions on abortion in America?  Resources mentioned: Teaching with Authority by Jimmy Akin …
January 22, 2020
Questions Covered: 08:21 – I have a brother who is civilly married to a Muslim, not through the Church. Is he allowed to receive Communion?  15:14 – How do we distinguish between prayer to the saints and pray to God? How can we know which is worship and which is not?  18:17 – Is the symbol of the bent cross, like the one that JPII used to carry, a negative symbol for a Catholic to have?  22:15 – My husband has recently come back to the Catholic Church. How can I respond to him about things he’s reading about the pope and goings on in the Church that he is now really upset about?  30:40 – If there is an apparent contradiction between Sacred Scripture and Tradition, how is that solved?  34:22 – In Genesis, Adam and Eve had children, but who did their children marry?  43:20 – I have a Jehovah’s Witness coworker. We are talking about the Trinity. What can I use to explain to her the Catholic understanding of it?  48:33 – How can I explain to Protestants why Catholics believe that you can lose your salvation? Also, how can I explain confession to them if it is not in the Bible?  …
January 21, 2020
Questions Covered: 03:26 – When was Moses born?  06:19 – Did Moses use hallucinogens to speak to God in the burning bush?  11:54 – I am currently a Lutheran but am contemplating the Catholic faith. Something that is holding me back is the assurance of salvation that I get in the Lutheran Church. How can I better understand this?  23:16 – Does the Catholic Church approve of a woman taking vitamins and teas to help her overcome her infertility?  28:44 – I have recently learned about humans who have two people’s DNA. Would this human being have two souls?  31:27 – I am an atheist. I am not convinced that God exists. How can God exist? If he did, he would be all loving and not allow evil in the world?  43:37 – What is the great apostasy?  48:22 – If you attend a gay wedding, are you accepting that lifestyle? …
January 21, 2020
Listeners call and share their reason for being pro-choice, whether it be in regards to abortion, end of life care, or other medical actions that affect taking a human life. Questions Covered: 05:18 – I am pro-choice because I believe that there is not a consciousness for life in the early stages of embryonic development.  13:24 – I am pro-choice because a woman has a second amendment right to defend herself against her reproductive system.  21:53 – If a woman is raped and being pregnant will negatively affect her mental health, is an abortion acceptable? What is she feels so bad that she would possibly commit suicide?  24:09 – I am pro-choice because I think this is a religious freedom issue. I wouldn’t end a pregnancy, but I think people are only pro-life because of religion.  37:07 – I am pro-choice because if we let every person be born, there wouldn’t be enough resources to take care of them. You care about babies in the womb, but not when they are born.   52:32 – I am pro-choice in the case of taking the morning after pill within 24 hours. Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Trent Horn?  Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues  Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love  Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue  Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity  …
January 20, 2020
Is in vitro fertilization ethical? If someone is in great pain, can their life be ended? Find out today, with Fr. Tad Pacholczyk. Questions Covered: 15:22 – What is the best way to explain to people why we chose to conceive via NFP rather than in vitro fertilization? How can I explain the scientific benefit of it, rather than the Catholic side of it?  22:12 – Does the embryo in the IVF process have a soul right away, or only as it develops?  31:18 – When someone is very sick and weak, isn’t it wrong to withhold food and water from someone so they’ll die? They seem to be so drugged that they can’t make a real decision about whether they want to eat.  36:50 – Is in utero insemination sanctioned by the Church?   46:57 – If a doctor recommends a hysterectomy to a woman as a necessity, should she attempt to put off the surgery if possible, to remain open to life or is it acceptable to get the surgery when it is recommended?  49:48 – What is the Catholic Church’s doctrine on changing human DNA?  …
January 18, 2020
Children between the ages of 3 and 16 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church.  Questions Covered: 03:05 – Did God create hell?  05:40 – Did the angel of light actually appear to the Mohamed?  12:54 – In the Old Testament, what happened to Lot’s wife’s soul when she was turned into a pillar of salt?  18:15 – Why is Saladin who defeated King Richard the Lionheart is considered to be a good Muslim and important?  23:25 – Do angels all have something in common? How could Mary recognize that Gabriel was an angel?  29:36 – Is it wrong to adopt snowflake babies?  33:57 – My religion teacher said Mary and Jesus were the only ones who ascended into heaven, but what about Elijah, who ascended in a chariot of fire?  41:50 – Did the Israelites think that the pagan gods of the Greeks and Romans were demons?   45:20 – Is it okay to play Dungeons and Dragons?  48:10 – If someone is ill, is it a sin to miss Church?  Want more from Jimmy Akin?  The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …
January 17, 2020
Which were the best movies of the last year? Questions Covered: 15:35 – What is best Catholic movie of all time?  20:11 – What is the difference between the intent of the artist making the movie and the objective nudity or violence in a film?  31:56 – What do you think of movie franchises and the seeming inability for a movie to end? It seems like there is such an emphasis on making a series go on forever.   42:00 – What are your thoughts on the movie called “Silence”?   44:00 – Have you seen ‘The Two Popes’? What was your take on it?  47:03 – Do you have any good recommendations for kids for Easter?  …
January 17, 2020
Questions Covered: 03:06 – What is the Catholic interpretation of Romans 3:23?  12:54 – Is splitting conjoined twins the same as abortion since the chance of death is high?   19:53 – What is your advice for a beginner’s level apologetics ministry at my Church? Do you have any resource suggestions for group study?   23:47 – What is the best Catholic Bible? I am Protestant but very interested in the Church.   31:20 – Can Catholics attend a Byzantine Church?  33:55 – I am going through RCIA. How can I speak to people in my life who are really upset that I’m becoming Catholic?  40:16 – Why does God expect and want us to have faith when it is uncertain and can be prone to error?  47:22 – Which scriptures are inspired that are not in the canon of the Bible? When did the Catholic Church start using missalettes instead of Bibles?  Resources Mentioned: The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …
January 16, 2020
What does being the man of the household mean? Find out here, with Prof. John Cuddeback. Questions Covered: 18:24 – I am a divorced father with two children, 10 and 12. My ex-wife has left the faith. My kids are being very rebellious. How can I best be a father, not pushing the faith on them, but drawing them towards it?  23:33 – What practical advice do you have for a couple who can’t afford to have the wife stay at home? How can the couple maintain this husband/wife balance when the man is not able to be the sole provider?  31:10 – My parents were divorced when I was a child, but my father was unswerving. Because of him, I am a Catholic today.  34:30 – What are your recommendations for good books and movies that encourage healthy manhood for my son?  42:25 – I am a single mom, divorced due to a mental illness in my husband. What can I do to help my two sons to grow into men who will be the men of the household?  45:50 – What is the path forward once your kids are grown? How are you man of the house if you are divorced?  48:45 – How can we practice masculinity in a culture of so much immodesty?  Resources Mentioned:  Little Britches by Ralph Moody  …
January 16, 2020
Karlo accepts challenges from Protestant callers (and Catholics) on Catholic beliefs that seem to contradict the Bible. Questions Covered: 06:30 – I have a Protestant friend who doesn’t believe there is a scriptural basis for celibacy in the priesthood. How can I respond to this?  15:55 – Protestants ask me why Jesus would give us his real Body and Blood. How can I answer this?  22:00 – As a Protestant, I understand blessings to be gifts from God. What is the Catholic understanding of blessing? Are blessings the same as sacramentals?   29:38 – I am a Baptist interested in converting to Catholicism. How can Catholics view Mary as perfect and a way to Christ? Where is the evidence for this?  40:47 – If Jesus is fully bodily in heaven, what are Catholics worshipping in adoration?  44:45 – A non-Catholic asked me, how can Jesus be both human and divine? They said it is a logical fallacy.   49:43 – How can I respond to my Protestant brother who says that Jesus’ blood is enough, so I shouldn’t have Mass said for my deceased mother?  Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …
January 15, 2020
Karlo accepts challenges from Protestant callers (and Catholics) on Catholic beliefs that seem to contradict the Bible. Questions Covered: 16:06 – Why do Catholics call priests “Father” when Scripture clearly says not to?  22:14 – I am a Protestant and I don’t understand or believe in Transubstantiation.   31:50 – Why don’t Catholics believe in assurance when Scripture tells us to in 1 John 5:13?  45:00 – I am a Protestant. When my mother died, a Catholic friend told me she had a Mass offered for my mother’s soul. What was she attempting to accomplish for my mother by doing this?  Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …
January 15, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:27 – St. Irenaeus says that Eve and Mary, the New Eve, are both virgins. How can this be?  16:58 – If you go to confession and the priest says, “I forgive you,” instead of the traditional absolution, is it valid? Are there any variations of the absolution that are valid?  21:36 – Is there a licit, feasible means of rescuing frozen, abandoned embryos?  44:43 – What is your opinion of the ESV Bible translation?  46:43 – How can I prove to someone who is not a Catholic that the early Christians really were Catholics?  52:37 – How can I better understand the Church’s teaching on “no salvation outside of the Catholic Church”?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …
January 14, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:25 – As technology is progressing, will virtual reality baptism something that could become valid?  12:23 – At the end of time, will the persecution against Christians be violent?  16:20 – What is the Catholic stance on abortion?  34:58 – Why is the mother tongue of the Church Latin and not Hebrew?  41:50 – Are unbaptized babies who pass away present with us at the Mass?  45:58 – How do I defend Mary’s perpetual virginity?  51:52 – Can you suggest a Bible study for new Christians? Also, why do the Catholic and Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas and Easter on different days?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …
January 14, 2020
Trent Horn explains why we’re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree. Questions Covered: 01:21 – I am almost ready to be Catholic but Mary really holds me back.  16:19 – I’ve never been Catholic. I’m not Catholic because of the current issues with the Church.  24:36 – I am Oriental Orthodox because I see problems with the philosophy of Roman Catholicism.  42:08 – I am not Catholic because I have studied historical theology and don’t believe that the current Catholic Church is the same as the early Church.  52:26 – I am not Catholic because I have a problem with praying to the saints. If I did have the time to pray, why wouldn’t I pray to God directly?  Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Trent Horn?  Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues  Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love  Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue  Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity  …
January 13, 2020
Trent Horn explains why we’re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree. Questions Covered: 12:27 – I was Catholic until the 1980s when I left for the evangelical Christian church. What happened during that time period that drew so many people away from the Catholic Church?  20:03 – I feel compelled to convert to Catholicism but I feel that it will upset my family greatly.  29:25 – I am not Catholic because I am a Christian believer. I was interested in becoming Catholic but was told I had to go through a year of preparation before I can fully enter.   43:09 – I am not Catholic because I don’t understand Catholicism. Most of what I hear you talk about on the radio makes no sense to me.  43:09 – I am not Catholic because I don’t understand Catholicism. Most of what I hear you talk about on the radio makes no sense to me. – Let’s go to David next  49:29 – I left the Catholic 6 years ago and became Anglican. I am being pulled back– I went to Mass and confession this past weekend. Something that really holds me back is indulgences. I do see the historical evidence for the truth of the Church.  Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Trent Horn?  Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues  Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love  Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue  Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity  Trent Horn: Catholic Answers Live – 01/13/20 …
January 11, 2020
Questions Covered: 15:48 – Was the Garden of Eden heaven? And are people in Heaven in a re-made Garden of Eden? 19:22 – Who actually wrote Genesis? When was it written? 30:23 – Is Genesis metaphorical or historical? 35:54 – Some Jewish groups use the first five books of the bible to say that Jesus didn’t have the pedigree to be messiah. But why do they not consider the rest of the Old Testament? 43:13 – A priest told me that we don’t have to believe the sacrifice of Isaac is real history, that it is just symbolic. Is that true? 52:00 – Who are the “Sons of God” in Genesis 6? …
January 10, 2020
Questions Covered: 15:15 – What is the formal declaration of an atheist? Do they just believe there is no God? 19:47 – How do you prove to an atheist that God doesn’t make mistakes? 29:07 – Can you explain the proof by Aquinas for God’s existence? 34:10 – What resources can you recommend for kids who are having questions about atheism? 44:35 – Why does the burden of proof lie on the atheist? …
January 10, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:25 – How do I know who is speaking the truth in a world with so many voices claiming to be true?  11:47 – How much of the Council of Constance is still valid?  15:51 – What is the chronology and places of the events from Christ’s infancy to early childhood?  21:33 – If there are other civilizations in the universe, did Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross save them, too?  28:51 – Were the Psalms written before, during, or after the falling out that David had with Bathsheba?  33:35 – How can I explain to Calvinists that human beings do have free will?  42:47 – If Jesus is in the Eucharist and the Trinity is never separate, then are we receiving the Trinity? Also, are we receiving the Church and the Communion of Saints?  52:13 – Is there a category in Catholic theology called unintentional sin?  Want more from Jimmy Akin?  The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …
January 9, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:10 – In the Nicene Creed, what does it mean when it says that Jesus is “consubstantial with the Father”?  04:52 – What does the Catholic Church teach about being a professional gambler?  08:20 – What is the interpretation of 2 Cor. 5:21?  15:23 – How can I explain that the word baptism in the Bible is talking about a physical and not a spiritual event?  22:07 – How should I go about dating in a Catholic way? It has been a very long time.  29:07 – What is the meaning of the words “mystery of faith” in the Mass?  31:46 – When Satan choose evil instead of God, did he have a true choice?  34:15 – How is the perpetual virginity of Mary significant to our faith?  40:55 – How did the wisemen know as much as they did in finding Jesus as a baby? Were these prophecies from Scripture?  45:48 – Why is Peter considered to be the first pope?  49:13 – What is Jesus’ last name?  52:05 – When was the earliest notion of the procreative and unitive truth of marriage?  Want more from Jimmy Akin?  The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …
January 9, 2020
Many argue that a simpler faith without lots of theologizing is closer to true Christianity. Mark explains why that is not necessarily so. Questions Covered: 07:50 – I think theology harms faith. There are so many false theologies.  22:27 – I think that theology is important to faith. I was an agnostic and was unbaptized. I was first led to faith through the Episcopal church, but theology helped me to find Truth in the Catholic faith.  33:00 – Theology classes, depending on who teaches, can be very harmful. It can even cause a person to lose her faith.  49:12 – I think theology has the potential to harm faith.   Resources Mentioned: Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed …
January 8, 2020
How do we answer those who say that faith saves and baptism is merely symbolic or merely a public manifestation of an inner reality? Questions Covered: 17:28 – What is the real difference between a baptized and non-baptized person?  22:55 – If I baptize my son Catholic and someday, he chooses to leave the Church, what will happen to him? Should we wait to baptize him until it is his choice?  34:31 – How can a Baptist baptism be valid if they don’t believe a baptism is regenerative?  37:22 – How can an infant repent and be baptized?   45:23 – Is there any way to baptize a baby spiritually if the parents are not baptizing them?  51:49 – Does a convert have to get rid of the “once saved, always saved” belief when they are baptized Catholic?  …
January 8, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:51 – Can you explain how Catholics present the Scripture (esp. the gospels)? How is it different from how Protestants would present it?  13:54 – What are the gnostic gospels? Why are they not in the Canon of Scripture?  19:44 – My father was a verbally abusive man, but he hid it outside the home. My father is now deceased, and people tell me how much they liked him and what a good man he was. How can I charitably but truthfully respond to these comments?  28:35 – When did the marriage between Mary and Joseph take place?   38:50 – If we believe that life starts at conception, why don’t we baptize babies when they’re still in the womb?   43:15 – Ephesians 2:8 proves that salvation cannot be lost. How do you respond to that?  50:25 – Can you define what deliberate consent is in the case of mortal sin?  …
January 7, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 07:32 – What is the Catholic perspective on righteousness? How do we obtain it?  16:59 – How can we know if a teaching from the early Church was passed on orally and recorded in Scripture or if it came from Scripture?  21:50 – How can I deal with Mormon missionaries?  32:40 – What is the origin of Christianity? Is Catholicism the first Christian religion?  37:45 – In my area, they combined three Catholic Churches to form one parish called Our Lady of Guadalupe. Why would they do that when Aztecs performed human sacrifice?   44:42 – Is Revelation 22:18-19 a good verse to prove that we can lose our salvation?  48:53 – How do we talk to Protestants who don’t believe in papal infallibility?  52:48 – How do you interpret the extremely long lifespans recorded in the book of Genesis?  …
January 7, 2020
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:14 – What exactly was the Enlightenment and how does it relate to church teaching?  10:22 – Why does each diocese sets the age to receive confirmation? Why do some parishes take it even further to require activities and hours to attain the sacrament and other parishes within the same city do not?  13:59 – Can God love one person more than another? Does God love St. John more than St. Thomas, for example?  19:14 – What exactly did the Council of Trent declare about the Latin Vulgate? Should all Catholics assume that the Latin Vulgate is more accurate and is “superior” than the New Testament in the original Greek?   29:11 – I’ve been led to believe that a natural marriage is more than just mutual permission to perform the “marital act” but involves the intention on both parties to form a union oriented toward the procreation of children. A union formed for merely economic or legal reasons (with no procreative intent) would not be a true “marriage”. That said, one traditional view of Mary and Joseph’s union was that she was entrusted to him for protection and provision in what was intended to be a sexless, childless union. This seem irreconcilable with our natural law understanding of marriage. Is it acceptable to think that the union of Mary and Joseph was a “marriage” on in the legal sense? Sufficient to pass on inheritances (like inheriting the kingship of David), but otherwise not a true natural marriage?  37:33 – I thought Jesus and the Father were equal. In John 14:28 You heard me say to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.  43:12 – If Jesus submitted his DNA to Ancestry.com would it prove that he shared DNA with Joseph? With Mary?  46:47- Is it “ok” to consider that the great flood was brought about by the end of the last ice age, thus fitting many of the world’s culture’s take on flood legends?  53:27 – Why and when did Saint Peter go to Antioch and Rome?  …
January 4, 2020
Questions Covered: 13:30 – Is there any possible way to completely avoid purgatory after death and go straight to heaven?  19:18 – I know that we should pray for the souls that are in purgatory. Can we do this for the souls in hell so that they can go to purgatory, then heaven?  23:13 – Where is purgatory?  28:40 – How does a prayer affect someone in purgatory?  35:07 – Is purgatory a metaphysical place or a process?  42:38 – How can I explain to my Protestant family why we believe in purgatory? I want a short and concise way to explain it.  47:22 – Is purgatory guaranteed? I heard recently that it is not.    52:15 – I am Protestant and I do not believe in purgatory. I have a friend who does deliverance ministry and he doesn’t believe in purgatory, but he has experienced people caught between heaven and hell. I do think there is something there.  …
January 3, 2020
Questions Covered: 06:11 – Is it true that Mary remained a virgin? In the gospel of Matthew, it sounds like she had relations with Joseph after Jesus was born.  16:55 – I got married in the Presbyterian church but was raised Catholic. Am I in mortal sin because I am no longer Catholic?  23:14 – I have trouble with the God of the Bible. Why would God make the universe so large and time so vast?   40:58 – How do you know if God is speaking to you or if it is just your own thoughts? How can you discern when the Holy Spirit is speaking?  46:11 – Why don’t Catholics believe that the new Jerusalem of the Bible is a physical place? What do they believe about this?  51:22 – Did the Magi visiting Christ as a baby or the other spectacular events of his childhood affect his ministry as an adult? We don’t hear any reference of these stories when he is an adult.  …
January 3, 2020
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January 2, 2020
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January 2, 2020
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January 1, 2020
In celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, we reflect on Mary’s role in world history. The president of Catholic Answers takes us from Loretto to Mexico, from Vienna and Lepanto to Fatima to examine how Mary keeps getting involved in earthly affairs. …
January 1, 2020
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December 31, 2019
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December 31, 2019
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December 30, 2019
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December 28, 2019
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December 27, 2019
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December 27, 2019
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December 26, 2019
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December 24, 2019
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December 24, 2019
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:47 – Is it necessary to say the number and kind of sin when you make a confession?  06:04 – If we know that our tax dollars are going to fund abortions, do we have to pay taxes?  14:21 – How welcome are Orthodox Christians to receive the Eucharist at a Catholic Mass?   21:41 – Why can’t girls be altar servers?  29:04 – Does a layperson have the right to go talk to a priest who is making up words to the Mass as they go?  33:30 – Why doesn’t the Church keep people who have children in a previous marriage from having more children when they can’t take care of the first kids?  43:35 – I am Protestant. I don’t understand why certain things are attributed to Mary that I grew up attributing to the Holy Spirit. Can you help me to understand this?  49:36 – Why do certain people get more grace than others, like Mary or St. Paul?  …
December 23, 2019
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:53 – As a divorced Catholic, where is my place in the Church?  16:46 – How could Joseph have divorced Mary quietly? Wouldn’t their entire town have known what happened?  22:22 – What is the seamless garment theology?  32:35 – Why is Joseph’s grandfather different in the gospel of Matthew than he is in Luke’s gospel?  36:03 – Why is there a statue of Moloch in Rome if it is a religious place?  39:45 – What is the morality regarding Catholics or Christians continuing to support streaming services and media outlets that promote horrific agendas like abortion?  46:35 – The Pope was talking about not having rigidity in the faith. How can I reconcile this with the need for rigidity in doctrine?  …
December 21, 2019
Questions Covered: 05:57 – I’ve been a Catholic for a few years now and I still don’t understand how we can offer up our suffering. Can you explain this to me?  16:00 – If believing in God is so important, then why doesn’t He make it more obvious to us? If God knows all things, then why did he create people who would go to hell?  36:15 – I recently bought a print of an icon from a company that turned out to be a heretical company. Do I need to get the icon blessed or something?  43:00 – What special grace was given to Mary so that she could remain without sin?  51:29 – On Sunday, the gospel reading from Matthew said that, “The least in the kingdom in heaven is greater than he [John the Baptist]. How could someone be in the kingdom of heaven before Jesus’ Resurrection? …
December 20, 2019
Steven Greydanus tackles the latest in film, from a Catholic perspective. Questions Covered: 13:43 – Is it hard to put faith in a movie?  …
December 20, 2019
Questions Covered: 03:53 – Is it okay to sing “Mary, Did You Know” before I am a Catholic?  12:07 – How does the Catholic Church determine which miracles or apparitions to investigate?  21:44 – I want to suggest to the President that he proclaim that all unborn babies are citizens of the United States. Do you think him doing that could solve some of the abortion issues?  28:54 – How can males be the bride of Christ after they get their bodies back at the Resurrection?  32:06 – Why do Catholics kiss the ring of a bishop?   36:20 – Is Latin the Church’s official language? How did that come to pass?  44:04 – I am thinking about going to Confession tomorrow and I am trying to get my mother to go with me, too. How can I explain the importance of Confession? Is it mentioned in Scripture?  48:55 – The Baltimore Catechism says, “We are unworthy to address God ourselves, so we ask our holy friends [saints] to pray to God for us.” Is it true that we are not worthy to pray to God? …
December 19, 2019
Questions Covered: 06:10 – Does Mary talk to you through the Eucharist?  12:59 – What was the first Church?  29:23 – Does the Big Bang theory suggest that all things are quantum mechanically entangled? If so, what does this imply?  36:55 – In the Bible, it seems like there are parts of Scripture that contradict the 10 Commandments. How can I reconcile this?  44:05 – Why doesn’t the Catholic Church baptize in Jesus’ name in the way that the Bible says to?   48:43 – How much certainty does the Church have that Adam and Eve exist? Is this an infallible teaching?  …
December 19, 2019
Questions Covered: 06:08 – Why do Protestants reject the seven deuterocanonical books?   16:15 – My daughter’s boyfriend says that hell is not in the Bible, so he doesn’t believe in it. How can I respond to that?  21:55 – Is there anything in the Bible that points us toward the use of indulgences?  29:53 – St. John said when he baptized Jesus, “Behold the Lamb of God.” Later, he directs his disciples to ask Jesus if he was the Messiah. Isn’t this a contradiction?  36:58 – Why is it that of the people who asked Jesus for help, that Jesus called the Canaanite woman a dog?  45:05 – Why are there certain phrases in Scripture that are left untranslated?   49:12 – In Jonah 3:10, it talks about the people of Nineveh repenting and God does not do evil to the city. I thought God was not capable of evil, but the word is used here. Can you clarify this?  …
December 18, 2019
Who were the Magi? What did the birth of Jesus actually look like? Find out here, with Steve Ray. Questions Covered: 19:26 – What do you know about the Magi? Who were they? Why would they bring a baby gold, frankincense, and myrrh?  30:52 – Why is Jesus’ genealogy traced through St. Joseph?  35:13 – Did Mary suffer the pains of childbirth?  42:15 – When we hear the prayer, “Hail Mary,” I understand that comes from Scripture. Is that what the angel said? How would we know? Did Mary tell people?  What does it mean when Scripture says, “Mary pondered these things in her heart”?  47:50 – Can we take the stories of Jesus and Mary’s life, and especially of the Nativity, as experienced by the mystics?  50:42 – Did the Magi make it there on time for the birth of Christ?  …
December 18, 2019
Questions Covered:  03:06 – My friend who is Catholic would be considered a white nationalist. He doesn’t believe in racial superiority but believes there is nothing wrong with having a nation of one ethnicity. Does this square with Catholic teaching? 17:12 – My son wants me to do a bible study with him before he gets married. What would you recommend? 28:33 – It seems to me that novenas are repetitious prayer and superstitious. 36:35 – My nephew is marrying a Muslim and the family is having difficulty with it. He was Catholic but he is becoming Muslim. 43:10 – Is God the creator of all life no matter what religion someone is? 45:50 – I am a Roman Catholic and an Anabaptist. In light of Pope Francis’ call for nuclear disarmament, what should I tell my friend who makes nuclear bombs. 51:15 – I went through an annulment where the opposing side presented false testimony. Should I tell my kids about this? At what age would that be appropriate? …
December 17, 2019
Questions Covered: 05:27 – Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation? 12:00 – Is Christ’s sacrifice enough to take all of humanity to Heaven? 16:51 – How do we know if God forgives our sins? 19:27 – Is there a resource to read about the heresies addressed by the Nicene Creed? 22:26 – I’ve heard some people say that Adam had another wife named Lilith? Where do they get that? 29:50 – Why is Luke 12:47 not used as a proof of purgatory? 36:14 – If Jesus descended into Hell before going to Heaven, will we have to do that too? …
December 17, 2019
Is there evidence in history and Scripture for the liturgy? Scott Hahn tells all. Questions Covered: 17:08 – The Catholic Church is the new Israel. Is this because the Mosaic covenant was temporary?  22:59 – If we believe that Christ is truly present on the altar in Mass, then how do we understand how is with our Protestant brothers and sisters?  33:56 – As the father of a 13-year-old, how can I explain the true divinity and reality of the Eucharist so that she can understand and believe in the True Presence?  39:30 – Can you talk more about the fourth cup?   44:16 – My nephew asks how God could just choose one group of people in choosing the Israelites. He also doesn’t believe that Abraham exists. How can I talk to him about these issues?  49:59 – How can Catholics believe that grace overrides nature in the transubstantiation of the Eucharist?  …
December 16, 2019
How much are Catholics required to give? What is the difference between tithing and alms-giving? Find out from Joe Heschmeyer. Questions Covered: 15:00 – People are wondering where their gifts to Church are going.  20:58 – What is the rule of thumb for how much to give? Should it be painful?  28:52 – I am trying to discern how much money to set aside for retirement. How can I determine how much to give and how much to save for that?  32:00 – Is there any validity not donating and saving money now so that you can make a larger donation later?  41:50 – How do we sort out the issue of donating to a diocese and donating to our parish? There is no accountability for the donation of our funds.  46:30 – Is it virtuous to save for my children’s college education?  48:27 – If you fall on hard times and you have to scale back, how do you analyze charitable giving?  50:15 – I heard that Peter’s Pence is used to support the people at the Vatican. Is this true? If so, is this right?  …
December 14, 2019
Catholic Answers staff brings their children into the studio to ask Tim Staples questions for the second annual Christmas Kids’ Show. Questions Covered: 02:53 – Is purgatory in time and space?  08:57 – If Mary said no to the angel Gabriel, what would have happened?  14:30 – How can angels have wings?  19:02 – How did the devil become evil if there was no evil?  25:55 – How can I become a better son to my parents?   34:25 – How do I become a saint?  40:12 – How did Noah live till he was 600 years old?  43:30 – If God didn’t need us, why did he create?  46:30 – If Adam and Eve hadn’t committed original sin, would we live forever and never die?  48:27 – Did the Blessed Virgin Mary suffer birth pains when she had baby Jesus?  50:48 – Why does God let people be abused?  …
December 13, 2019
Catholic Answers staff brings their children into the studio to ask Tim Staples questions for the second annual Christmas Kids’ Show. Questions Covered: 04:03 – What would have happened if Adam and Eve didn’t sin, but their kids did?  06:54 – Where does the name Christmas come from?  10:49 – How can Jesus Christ be a part of the Trinity and have a human and divine nature?  16:28 – What are the few days between the end of the liturgical year and the beginning of the next?  17:49 – How did Adam and Eve live off the fruits of trees?  21:19 – Why are the archangels considered to be saints?  29:13 – Why didn’t God just kill the devil and free the earth from sin instead of waiting for the second coming?  33:43 – Why did they cut up saints’ bodies and send fingers and bones all over the place? Is it still okay to do that?  41:20 – How was God created?  45:25 – We know God has existed for all time, but time has not always existed. Before time began, what was God doing? Do we have any way of knowing?   50:49 – Where does the Bible mention abortion and how does the Bible reflect on that?  …
December 13, 2019
Questions Covered: 06:39 – Can you explain the phrase “God from God, light from light” in the Creed?  15:47 – Can you explain to me the perpetual virginity of Mary?  22:20 – What is the purpose of doing penance after confession?  29:40 – As a newly religious person, how can I get closer to God?  34:18 – Is it true that some of the stars and other aspects are painted onto the Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe?  37:05 – When our beloved ones die, do they go to heaven, hell, purgatory, or do they just sleep “in the hope of rising again”?  44:45 – How do Catholics explain why they celebrate the Mass in a more solemn manner?  51:34 – If you go to confession and forget a sin, do you have to go back to confession? How often do I need to go to confession?  Resources Mentioned: Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed  …
December 12, 2019
Questions Covered: 01:52 – Does cremation affect the resurrection of the body?  03:34 – I saw an article that said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI cannot donate his organs because he is a pope. Is this true? If so, why?  11:08 – How can I explain Jeremiah 17:5 to my Confirmation student?  16:28 – Is Baptism regenerative?  20:16 – Can I eat blessed salt? Is blessing salt witchcraft?  24:21 – I play a video game that has elements of magic. Is it permissible to play this as a Catholic?  35:18 – What is meditative or contemplative prayer? If a priest blesses an item, does he need to do it with holy water or just with his words?  41:10 – How can I defend why Catholics pray to Mary? I am a new Catholic with a Protestant family.  44:30 – Are there any saints who are not Catholics?  48:55 – How did the different translations of the Bible come about? How do I cite a Bible verse?   52:12 – What can we do about Catholic hospitals that perform semi-permanent and permanent contraception on patients?    …
December 12, 2019
Is something keeping you or someone you love from joining the Catholic Church? Karlo Broussard is here to help. Questions Covered: 04:33 – When Jesus went to be baptized, he sought out John. I believe he did this because John held the authority to baptize. How do we justify who has the authority or not?  14:11 – My daughter is vegan and finds it difficult to be Catholic because the Bible condones eating animals and animal products.  21:47 – My obstacle is the promises of the Rosary. This is confusing to me. How is it a sacramental, but not a sacrament?  31:54 – I don’t believe salvation is found in the Catholic Church.  39:00 – My stumbling block is that Catholics believe in eternal hell. Why would hell be created to be so bad if most people are going there?   46:36 – My obstacle to Catholicism is NFP.  52:03 – When people die, do we know if they are able to ask for forgiveness after death?  Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …
December 11, 2019
Is something keeping you or someone you love from joining the Catholic Church? Karlo Broussard is here to help. Questions Covered: 06:53 – Can you help me to understand the relationship between Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture?  15:25 – What happens to babies who die without baptism?  19:21 – One of my obstacles to Catholicism is relics. How can I understand these better?  23:26 – In the case of the ectopic pregnancy, isn’t it moral to end a pregnancy?  35:48 – My daughter has just left the Church at 18. She claims that the only truth is in the Bible. How can I talk to her about this?  48:23 – What is the moral obligation that Catholics have in voting? Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …
December 11, 2019
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 05:40 – What is purgatory? Wasn’t Christ’s sacrifice good enough to save people the first time?   22:43 – A lady in my craft guild at Church made a dreamcatcher and someone else objected to it. Is this a pagan object? Is it dangerous?  31:54 – Why does Jesus tell his disciples that they shouldn’t tell anyone he is the Christ in Matthew 16:13-20?  39:45 – How can I better understand why some people don’t accept Vatican II?   49:36 – How can I respond to Protestants who say that Catholics don’t speak in tongues?   52:14 – When did the Church stop writing Roman Catholic on their missals and other materials? …
December 10, 2019
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:49 – What is a good book for my friend to read who is Buddhist and is looking for happiness? He met a Catholic priest through me recently and said, I want what he has.  06:52 – I am an Orthodox Christian. Does that mean that I cannot be saved?  12:44 – Why aren’t the Eucharistic miracles used as evidence in arguments for the True Presence?  19:22 – I recently received a beaded bracelet from my friend who said it was blessed by a monk. Is it okay for me to wear such a thing as a Catholic?  21:52 – What are some things that I can do to grow in my faith, even though I can’t become Catholic yet?  29:30 – Mary and Joseph lost Jesus and had to find him in the temple. Why did Jesus remain behind and make his parents look for him? What was the meaning of this?  33:15 – Sirius XM 130…Recently, my wife and I have had some ectopic pregnancies. How can I love my wife through this very difficult time?  43:25 – How can we respond when people say that the Latin Mass is the real Mass and that the Novus Ordo is not?  49:19 – Why does the Catholic accept all the orthodox sacraments as valid? Why isn’t the patriarch of Antioch as special as the Pope of Rome?  …
December 10, 2019
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December 9, 2019
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December 7, 2019
Jimmy Akin, senior apologist at Catholic Answers, selects from weird and wacky questions submitted via the internet and tackles them head on in this episode of “Weird Questions.” If you have a mysterious, fantastic, or otherworldly query, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 01:20 – There are certain acts which have an indulgence attached to them.  Let’s say that a woman named Mary is in the habit of a particular prayer at a particular place and time.  One day Mary explains her habit to Martha.  Martha exclaims “Did you know there’s an indulgence attached to that”.  “No, I didn’t”, Mary replies. My weird question is: Does Mary receive those indulgences retroactively with this knowledge and desire?  Or has she been unconsciously receiving them all along?  Or is it the case that only going forward, she will receive the indulgence? 06:30 – My understanding is that during the canonization process the body of the potential saint is exhumed and if their body has not suffered corruption that plays a role in their path towards sainthood. The question has to do with cremation. With the rise in acceptance and practice of cremation for Catholics, how would someone being a future incorruptible interact with the act of cremation? Would the body burn at all? If it would, are we destroying future incorruptibles by practicing cremation? 11:15 – I was wondering if Jimmy could speculate on a presupposed notion on the salvation of Erwin Rommel. Rommel was a Catholic German General during WWII and supposedly involved in the plot to kill Hitler. Because of the nature of the cause he fought for, would his Catholic faith have (assuming he stayed true to its tenants) be sufficient for his salvation? 17:35 – If someone went into a church and removed the consecrated Eucharist from the church.  Would it be a matter of kidnapping or theft? 21:20 – Saint Apollonia leaped into a fire. They would have tossed her in anyway, because she wouldn’t renounce her faith. Where do you draw the line between martyrdom and suicide? 34:30 –  I have heard a theory that alien abductions could be demons pretending to be aliens. This is supported by the fact that in a lot of these cases anti-religious messages are given by the aliens. Could this be possible? I have also been intrigued by the theory that gods worshiped in antiquity (specifically Mayan and Sumerian) may have been demons also. Would this fit the Catholic belief system? How would God allow this if true? 43:25 – Are you familiar with Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Last Question”? How do you understand the final sentence with in the whole of the story? And what was the message Isaac was trying to convey? 50:10 – I’ve been trying to read about the theological implications of finding out that aliens exist. How might we determine if any aliens we had met were fallen, once we knew they had souls? Want more from Jimmy Akin? The Bible Is A Catholic Book Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …
December 6, 2019
Tim explains the true life of St. Nicholas on his feast day, including his work combating heresies. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …
December 6, 2019
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 05:40 – What is purgatory? Wasn’t Christ’s sacrifice good enough to save people the first time?   22:43 – A lady in my craft guild at Church made a dreamcatcher and someone else objected to it. Is this a pagan object? Is it dangerous?  31:54 – Why does Jesus tell his disciples that they shouldn’t tell anyone he is the Christ in Matthew 16:13-20?  39:45 – How can I better understand why some people don’t accept Vatican II?   49:36 – How can I respond to Protestants who say that Catholics don’t speak in tongues?   52:14 – When did the Church stop writing Roman Catholic on their missals and other materials? …
December 5, 2019
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:49 – What is a good book for my friend to read who is Buddhist and is looking for happiness? He met a Catholic priest through me recently and said, I want what he has.  06:52 – I am an Orthodox Christian. Does that mean that I cannot be saved?  12:44 – Why aren’t the Eucharistic miracles used as evidence in arguments for the True Presence?  19:22 – I recently received a beaded bracelet from my friend who said it was blessed by a monk. Is it okay for me to wear such a thing as a Catholic?  21:52 – What are some things that I can do to grow in my faith, even though I can’t become Catholic yet?  29:30 – Mary and Joseph lost Jesus and had to find him in the temple. Why did Jesus remain behind and make his parents look for him? What was the meaning of this?  33:15 – Sirius XM 130…Recently, my wife and I have had some ectopic pregnancies. How can I love my wife through this very difficult time?  43:25 – How can we respond when people say that the Latin Mass is the real Mass and that the Novus Ordo is not?  49:19 – Why does the Catholic accept all the orthodox sacraments as valid? Why isn’t the patriarch of Antioch as special as the Pope of Rome?  …
December 5, 2019
Questions Covered: 12:25 – Were the Romans especially cruel to the Jews or were the Jews just getting the treatment that they gave to everyone?  20:22 – How was reverence expressed in the time of Jesus and the early Christians?  41:10 – Was Jesus a carpenter or a stonemason? Was he a pretty strong guy?  44:47 – What did Jesus do during his teenage years and twenties?  48:07 – Where did the Holy Family live?  …
December 4, 2019
Questions Covered: 19:59 – How can we best be Catholic today in a post-Christian world, especially in anti-Christian, pagan communities like Portland?  30:27 – What is the Church? How does the Spirit operate in the Church?  41:40 – What do you suggest for the laity to do in response to bishops who are not behaving in a Christ-like manner?  48:02 – I believe that the Holy Spirit has stopped blessing the Church since Vatican II. Do you agree?  51:21 – Are the Catholic bishops considering the posture in which people receive Communion as a way of encouraging belief in the True Presence?  …
December 4, 2019
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 00:59 – A Protestant told me that Catholics took books out of the Latin Vulgate. Is this true?  06:11 – How do we reconcile ourselves with slavery in the Old Testament?  14:08 – Must we receive the Eucharist in both species?  17:32 – Can you help me understand purgatory better? I really want to become Catholic, but this is holding me up.  28:56 – What is the significance of the mortar board that is placed on top of the chalice at Mass?  31:45 – My godson was killed in a motorcycle accident this year. Everyone has been asking me, how can this be God’s will? How can I respond?  41:01 – I had this conversation with a Jehovah’s Witness who asked me why Catholics don’t call God by his name, Jehovah. How could I respond to this?  49:30 – How can I explain original sin to a non-Catholic?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …
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